Health
 Myanmar
Project #1721

Help Persecuted Burmese Refugees

by Green Empowerment
Vetted

Summary

200,000 indigenous Karen people of Burma continue to be persecuted and violated by the Burmese government. Solar energy will enable medical aid for refugees at two new large medical clinics in Burma.
$153
total raised
5
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years active

Challenge

Internally Displaced Karen living in Burma close to the Thai border are building two clinics with larger capacity and more needs than the 35 already completed in the 1,000 mile border area. Power is needed for medical procedures, cataract surgery, lighting, computers, refrigeration for vaccine storage, and sanitation of supplies. Up to 100 Karen patients will be able to receive treatment at each site for injuries endured as well as illnesses such as malaria, cataract, and parasites.

Solution

Green Empowerment will provide solar systems for two clinics, as well as train surgeons, medics, and repairmen to install and operate the systems. Each system includes 1000watt of solar panels.

Long-Term Impact

Solar power and training of individuals will give the persecuted Karen a vital resource to turn to as this conflict continues. The clinics will indefinitely provide medical aid and refuge to these oppressed peoples.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.greenempowerment.org
Bring Solar Energy to 7 Burmese Medical Clinics
Burma Clinic Training Web Site
"Solar Power- The War Zone" (article)

Organization Information

Green Empowerment

Location: Portland, Oregon - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.greenempowerment.org
Project Leader:
Mike Kalkofen
Finance Manager
Portland, OR United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 5 donors like you, a total of $153 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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